7 Super Slaw Recipes for Any Season ...

Whenever you’re stuck for a pot luck, something great to accompany a barbecue or a tasty salad, look to some slaw recipes. Slaw is so versatile and makes a fabulous addition to so many dishes. Homemade slaw is so much better than those bland, rather icky looking tubs of ready-made stuff at the grocery store, so whip up some of these slaw recipes instead.

1. Limey Tricolor Slaw

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So many slaw recipes are perfect for a summer barbecue but this one is so bright, zesty and tasty you won’t just be saving it for summer cookouts.

Ingredients:
8 servings
β€’ Β½ red cabbage
β€’ Β½ green cabbage
β€’ 1lb carrots
β€’ 1 bunch cilantro
β€’ β…“ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
β€’ β…” cup groundnut oil
β€’ 1- 1Β½ tsp sugar
β€’ Salt and pepper

Directions:
Core and finely shred the two half cabbage heads. Peel and grate or julienne the carrots. Coarsely chop the cilantro. Toss cabbage, carrot and cilantro together in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the oil and lime juice and then add the sugar. Add to the veggie mix and toss. Season really well with the salt and pepper. Chill in the fridge and uses within 1-2 days.

Source: thekitchn.com

2. Hawaiian Coleslaw

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If you’re looking for an easy recipe that takes hardly any time yet still has a wow factor, try this one – it cuts the hassle of having to chop up cabbage and carrots.

Ingredients:
4-6 servings
β€’ 1 bag coleslaw mix
β€’ ΒΌ cup mayonnaise
β€’ 8oz can crushed pineapple in juice not syrup
β€’ 6oz can mandarin oranges in juice not syrup
β€’ ΒΌ cup maraschino cherries
β€’ ΒΌ tsp each of salt and pepper

Directions:
Drain the pineapple and mandarins. Chop the cherries. Put all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix together. Combine well so all the veggies/fruit are coated. Leave to chill for 1-2 hours and it’s ready to eat.

Source: mrfood.com

3. Best Basic Slaw

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Everyone should have one excellent recipe for a traditional coleslaw in their culinary arsenal. Try this one if you're in need.

Ingredients:
10-12 servings
β€’ 9 cups shredded white cabbage
β€’ Β½ cup grated carrot
β€’ ΒΌ cup chopped brown onion
β€’ Β½ cup mayonnaise
β€’ 1/3 cup white sugar
β€’ ΒΌ cup whole milk
β€’ 2Β½ tbsp lemon juice
β€’ 1Β½ tbsp vinegar
β€’ Salt and pepper

Directions:
Put all the ingredients except the vegetables in a large bowl and whisk together to make the dressing. Then add the vegetables and toss until they are well mixed and coated with the dressing. Chill for a minimum of 3 hours before serving.

Source: allrecipes.com

4. Asian Slaw

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As you might imagine, Asian ingredients offer an interesting twist on traditional slaw recipes. Those familiar with Thai and other South Eastern Asian cuisines will recognize many traits in this recipe.

Ingredients:
8-10 servings
β€’ 5 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced
β€’ 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
β€’ 2 cups napa cabbage, thinly sliced
β€’ 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
β€’ 2 medium carrots, cut into juliennes
β€’ 6 scallions, chopped
β€’ Β½ cup cilantro, chopped
β€’ 5 tbsp smooth peanut butter
β€’ 6 tbsp vegetable oil
β€’ 6 tbsp rice wine vinegar
β€’ 3 tbsp soy sauce
β€’ 3 tbsp brown sugar
β€’ 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
β€’ 1Β½ tbsp fresh garlic, minced

Directions:
Put peanut butter, oil, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Whisk together until well combined. Put the cabbage, peppers, carrots, scallions and cilantro in a large bowl and toss together. Add the dressing and toss to coat just before serving.

Source: allrecipes.com

5. Waldorf Slaw

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This is another impressive take on a slaw you can whip up in a few minutes.

Ingredients:
8-10 servings
β€’ 2 bags coleslaw mix
β€’ ΒΎ cup mayonnaise
β€’ ΒΌ cup sour cream
β€’ 3 tbsp cider vinegar
β€’ 1 tsp sugar
β€’ Β½ tsp salt
β€’ ΒΎ cup chopped apple
β€’ ΒΎ cup chopped celery
β€’ ΒΌ cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
Put the mayonnaise, cream, vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl and whisk together. Tip the coleslaw mix into a large bowl and add the celery and apple. Mix together. Add the dressing and mix so that it’s all combined. Chill and serve sprinkled with the walnuts.

Source: Author's recipe

6. Light Slaw

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If you want to reduce the calorie count and fat content of your slaw then you can consider vinegar based slaw recipes. If you still want something creamy, however, this one serves the purpose.

Ingredients:
4 servings
β€’ Β½ head green cabbage
β€’ 1 medium carrot
β€’ ΒΌ cup chopped fresh dill
β€’ Β½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
β€’ Β½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
β€’ 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
β€’ 1 tsp sugar
β€’ 3 tbsp cider vinegar
β€’ 3 tbsp semi-skim milk
β€’ Salt and pepper

Directions:
Core and shred the cabbage. Peel and grate the carrot. In a bowl add the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, milk and seasoning and mix together well to make the dressing. Put the cabbage, carrot and dill in a large bowl. Add the dressing and mix well to combine. Chill and serve.

Source: mythreeovens.com

7. Tropical Fruit Slaw

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Who says slaw recipes have to be savory? I know people think that fruit salad is a bit boring as a dessert, but if you love the taste of fresh tropical fruit, change up the usual mΓ©lange of chunks to make a gorgeous slaw. This recipe comes courtesy of UK cook Nigel Slater.

Ingredients:
4 servings
β€’ 2 ripe mangoes
β€’ 1 small pineapple
β€’ 8 oz watermelon
β€’ 1 small charentais melon
β€’ 1 large orange
β€’ 1 firm, ripe banana
β€’ 1- 1Β½ inches fresh ginger root
β€’ 1 stalk lemongrass

Directions:
Peel and cut the mango into long matchsticks. Do the same for the pineapple, melon and watermelon – removing any seeds. As you’re slicing up the fruits conserve as much juice as possible – tip it from the chopping board into a small saucepan. Toss all the shredded fruit together in a large bowl. Peel and finely grate the ginger and add to the saucepan containing the fruit juices. Smash the lemongrass stalk and tuck into in with the juices and ginger. Juice the orange and add that to the pan. Put the pan on a moderate heat until just before it begins to boil. Remove and allow to infuse for 15 minutes. Chill over a bowl of ice. When cooled, pour through a sieve over the fruit mix. Cover the bowl and chill for a couple of hours. When ready to serve, peel and cut the banana into slices and add to the mix. Enjoy!

Source: theguardian.com

Those are some of my favorite slaw recipes. Do you have a trusted recipe to share?

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